Evaluation of the North East Urgent and Emergency Care Network Vanguard

The NEUECN Vanguard programme was one of eight Urgent and Emergency Care (UEC) Vanguards funded by the NHS England New Care Models programme. The UEC Vanguards were intended to support new approaches to improving the coordination of and reducing the pressure on UEC services.

This evaluation focuses primarily on the Clinical Hub element of the Vanguard programme, both in terms of how the Hub itself is operating, and also the impact the Hub may be having on the wider UEC system.